Niagara Falls, ON – The Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights volunteer judges braved the snow and gusting wind Wednesday evening to judge lighting throughout Niagara Falls for the Sparkle Lighting Awards presented by CogecoTV. The 2016 winners include five new properties in the residential category!

The Sparkle Lighting Awards is an annual competition that recognizes the best residential and commercial property holiday light displays in Niagara Falls. The participants holiday light displays are judged on their overall appearance, attractiveness, creative illumination and color coordination. Residents are encouraged to visit these beautifully illuminated homes as part of their next outing to the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights.

“It is thrilling to see what homeowners do to get into the festive spirit, the residential displays really add to the beautiful lighting throughout Niagara Falls,” says Tina Myers, Executive Director of the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights. “Our judges were delighted to see that there were many beautiful displays in each of the wards, participants this year have really gone above and beyond!”

Presented by CogecoTV, the 2016 Sparkle Lighting Award winners are:


Ward 1 – 5164 Jepson Street

Ward 2 – 6533 Caledonia Street

Ward 3 – 6981 York Drive

Ward 4 – 6985 Brian Cresent

Ward 5 – 8090 Woodsview Crescent

Ward 6 – 3604 Bridgewater Street


Victoria Park Tower
6521 Drummond Road


Niagara Helicopters, 3731 Victoria Avenue

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About the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights
The Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights transforms Niagara Falls into a winter wonderland with millions of sparkling lights and breathtaking illuminations. The Festival takes place November 19, 2016 to January 31, 2017. The eight kilometre Festival illumination route runs along the Niagara Parkway, past the Falls, into Dufferin Islands and the surrounding districts of Fallsview Boulevard, Victoria Centre, Clifton Hill and Lundy’s Lane. The Festival’s iconic lighting displays, special events and attractions have become a tradition for more than one million visitors each year.  Make it your winter tradition. For festival details including Laser Light Shows, 3D Projection Mapping Shows, Winter Fireworks, Grand View Winter Marketplace and more, please visit

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is proud to be part of the Niagara Falls community and the Winter Festival of Lights. For more than 90 years, OPG’s Sir Adam Beck hydroelectric stations in Niagara Falls have generated clean, renewable power. Today, more than 99 per cent of the electricity OPG produces is free of emissions that cause smog or climate change. For more information please visit

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